Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

Arthur Ashe was an American hero, fighting battles on and off the court. In his life, he broke barriers in the tennis world, becoming a three-time Grand Slam champion and the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament.

Off the court, he was a social activist, taking on issues like racial prejudice, AIDS, apartheid and youth education. One of his many legacies is the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), a network of youth-serving organizations that provides tennis and education for all. His wish was for NJTL to be a resource for kids to develop skills for leadership and academic excellence.  SPUT is an award-winning NJTL chapter in MN!

As a National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter, SPUT kids have an opportunity to compete in this national essay contest with local, sectional, and national award opportunities.  The top prize is a trip to Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the US Open in New York City!

2017 QUESTION:  

In  addition to tennis, education and life skills are extremely important to the development of our youth. Which one of the three components above is most important to you, and how will it help you throughout your life?


Click Here for more information and enter the contest.  Contest deadline is July 7, 2017. Hard copy entries must be received by SPUT no later than July 3 to allow time for processing to national organizers.


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